Is Your Body Temperature Usually Below 98.6?

By imjohn Latest Reply 2014-08-01 14:47:04 -0500
Started 2014-07-18 17:59:39 -0500

For years doctors ignored my low body temperature, and I thought with temperatures between 95 and 97, I must just be a be a "cool" guy. Then I began to read about the relationship of low thyroid, body temperature and diabetes. Do a search and check it out - cool is not good.

Take your temperature 3 or 4 times during the day to get an average. Please share your results with the rest of us. If we do our homework, this forum can be of more value than that 8 minute visit with your doctor.

9 replies

jayabee52 2014-07-31 16:16:53 -0500 Report

Howdy John.
My temps when taken slightly before and after dialysis are all over the map. Sometimes I am low,. other times my temps are slightly elevated. (now I always ask for the reading) What does that tell me?

jayabee52 2014-08-01 04:07:29 -0500 Report

tonight at dialysis, my 1st reading was 99.7 (right after I was out in the heat)
and 4 hrs later it was 97.7

Im0nGuard 2014-08-01 14:47:04 -0500 Report

I think this would have more to do with the cool dialysis fluid cooling your blood, and then the rest of your body

ShellChelle 2014-07-31 11:35:18 -0500 Report

This is interesting. I just took a look at my recorded temps at my last two dr. visits. On 7/16 it was 98, on 7/30 it was 97.2. What information/research have you found? I'd be very interested in finding out more.

Type1Lou 2014-07-19 14:41:50 -0500 Report

Thyroid problems seem to be more prevalent in people with diabetes. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1976 and diagnosed as hypothyroid in the 1980's.
My doctor just recently adjusted my thyroid meds and this has led to better BG readings without my changing anything else. It is so important to maintain the proper balance in our bodies to achieve good control.

diabeticdummy 2014-07-19 12:16:56 -0500 Report

Can you provide a link to the article you were reading as my whole life my temp has run low usually 96.1-96.4 is my average thyroid is good according to tests and dx t2 2.5 yrs ago now during dr visits and stays in hospital everyone comments on my low bp and temp bp is usually 90-95 over 50-60 pulse around 50 but no ever seems concerned they just don't see that very often I guess so I'm interested in what you were reading

GabbyPA 2014-07-19 09:41:16 -0500 Report

My husband runs a degree low. Maybe this is why. He has not pituitary gland, so he has no thyroid regulation except pills, and we know that is never as good as the real thing. His sugars are fine though. I am always jealous of his fasting numbers at his labs. Usually he's about 76.

jayabee52 2014-07-18 21:11:41 -0500 Report

Howdy John
I have noticed something like that myself. I get my temp. taken about 3 or 4 times during the course of the dialysis treatment. I'll have to ask them when they take it.

Or is there a reason to take them overnight?